It is so hard to come back to MN and its cold weather and snow after being home in Trinidad for the past 2 weeks. I came out of the airport to a blast of cold MN, winter air…brrrr.
I have been asked countless times will I go back to Trindad to live and my answer is always no. Never! It took me 20 years to get out of there…no way am I going back there to live. I truly believe I live in the land of oppertunities with its cold weather, its 3 months of Summer and its snow! I will gladly take it all rather than going back to Trindad to live.
Why you ask will I give up the lazy island life with its 30 something holidays, its steaming hot weather, the food, the beautiful music, the beaches. Well there are pros and cons to living on an island. The pros, obvioulsy the sun, the food, the relaxed living, the holidays, the close neighborhood living, the close proximity to the beaches, the party life just to name a few.
The cons, in order to have a good lifestyle there, I am sorry to say this but you better dang well have a good income! And to get that good income it does not matter how much education you have, its who you know and how can they get you in. The roads are terrible for driving, everything is far away, its like a day trip just to go to the mall or to the town, the uncleanliness of the streets and beaches, the mean, arrogant attitude of the people who work in the restaurants or public buildings there is unbelievable…the crime. And this is to name a few as well.
So yes there are pros and cons to living on an island. Its which one you are willing to tolerate the most. I do love going back for vacation mainly because I still have friends and family that I do enjoy visiting with. But I can only handle a few weeks at most. I will always love my Country as that will be home forever. No where else can I go and get my roast pork, my fish broth, my cookup rice with pigtail, my street side BBQ, and most importantly my doubles and my Bake and Shark! So I will always have to return home for these.
Here is a closeup of my Bake and Shark from Maracas Bay…delish! I will be back in full swing this weekend with a new recipe, in the mean time enjoy drooling over this!